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Please? [09 May 2009|09:20pm]

Jan Garber - V.M.I. Spirit
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And the women wicky-wacky-woo... [09 Mar 2009|06:33pm]

WANTED: A jazzy, up-tempo version of NAGASAKI with fairly straight solo vocal. Something from the mid-to-late thirties would probably be preferred over something from the late-twenties, but I'd take what I could get.

(P.S. I already have Django's. No thanks on Harry Reser's. ;-)
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Italian 30s Jazz [20 Apr 2008|12:17am]

I posted this in my own journal a little while ago, and had forgotten I was part of this community, which is an excellent place to share this. It's a mix of some of my favorite Italian songs from the 30s and 40s. Hope you enjoy it!

Ritmo e Eleganza Mix 54.3 MB
Crapa Pelada Gorni Kramer
Maramao Perchè Sei Morto Maria Jottini E Trio Lescano
conosci mia cugina Ernesto Bonino
Silenzioso Show Norma Bruni
La classe degli asini Natalino Otto
I ragazzi dello swing Duo Fasano
Tornerai Trio Lescano E Quartetto Funaro
vivere Tito Schipa
Il Giovanotto Matto Ernesto Bonino
Ma L'Amore No Lina Termini
Mamma Mi Ci Vuole Un Fidanzato Nella Colombo
Ma Le Gambe Enzo Aita E Trio Lescano
Violetta Alfredo Clerici e Dea Garbaccio
L'uccellino Della Radio Silvana Fioresi
T'ho Vista Piangere Alfredo Clerici

from Vintage Photo come sempre
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Shake your shoes, we're off to hell an' gone... [03 Nov 2007|09:40pm]

WANTED: Any and all versions of "Helen Gone."

Version Not Needed: Mora's Modern Rhythmists.
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A request... [23 Mar 2007|01:50pm]

Rudy Vallee's version of "Doin' The Raccoon."

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austinites! [12 Feb 2007|09:40pm]

Some of us Austin, Texas kids have decided to come together and do something fun and exciting. Thee Buffoonery Preservation Society is NOT just any Social Club, but a Social Club that will give us the opportunity to exploit our fabulous alter egos. A roving group of eccentrics to attend monthly, picnics, dinners, parties, performances, films, etc all done up in our finest vintage/imaginative garb. Please join us for fun filled buffoonery in and around Austin.

add us @ http://www.myspace.com/theebuffoons
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Louise Brooks exhibit [08 Nov 2006|08:42am]

"Homage to Lulu: 100 Years of Louise Brooks"  
an exhibit at the San Francisco Public Library
November 4, 2006 through January 5, 2007

Main Branch, Fourth Floor, Steve Silver Beach Blanket Babylon Music Center

"Homage to Lulu: 100 Years of Louise Brooks" celebrates the centenary of the silent film star Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985). Now considered an icon of the Jazz Age, Brooks' popularity today rivals that of her more celebrated contemporaries. On display are dozens of vintage objects - including books, magazines, sheet music, postcards,and related ephemera - which tell the story of her life and films.

Highlights include American and French photoplay editions (the movie tie-in editions of the 1920's), an editorial comic strip explaining the scandalous circumstances behind Brooks' affair with Charlie Chaplin, Brooks' inspired novels, a jumbo-size lobby card, and a full-page newspaper advertisement for "Show Girl" - the Brooks-inspired novel which became a hit stage play and the long-running comic strip "Dixie Dugan."

This exhibit - organized by Thomas Gladysz and the based Louise Brooks Society - coincides with many other events taking place around the San Francisco Bay Area and the world. More info at sfpl4.sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm  ///  Some snapshots of the exhibit can be found at louisebrooks.livejournal.com/

Related Events in the Bay Area:

"Celebrating Louise Brooks: An Evening of Rare Films"
Sunday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Balboa Theater (3630 Balboa Street) in San Francisco
-- Peter Cowie, author of the just released Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever, will give a short talk after the screening of rare Louise Brooks films - some not shown in 80 years! Special guests, door prizes, give-aways, and a book signing with Peter Cowie will round out the program.

Louise Brooks Birthday Bash
Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Victoria Theater (2961 16th Street) in San Francisco
-- a screening, live music, birthday cake, and festivities with the cast and crew of "Lulu" - followed by a 10 p.m. staging of of the Wedekind play done as a silent film a la Louise Brooks in "Pandora's Box" - more info at www.victoriatheatre.org/

Screening of  the 1926 Louise Brooks flapper comedy, "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"
Tuesday, November 21st at 7 p.m.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium (100 Larkin Street at Grove)
-- with an introduction by Thomas Gladysz, director of the Louise Brooks Society
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Lulu - a silent stage play (a la Louise Brooks) [11 Oct 2006|02:38pm]


Don't miss this . . . . "Lulu" - a silent (wordless) stage play at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco = Frank Wedekind's scandalous turn of the century drama performed as a silent film a la Louise Brooks in "Pandora's Box."

"Lulu" was the hit of the 2006 NYC Fringe Festival, and has received rave reviews in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. It's lot's of fun. And Kyla Webb as Lulu is the sexiest femme fatale since Brooks herself played the role.

“…dreamlike…luscious…a bona-fide knockout.” - CHICAGO TRIBUNE.

Performances run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 7pm.
(Remaining shows October 12-13-14-15, 19-20-21-22, 26-27-28-29). More info and tickets at www.victoriatheatre.org

More about the play, the actors and the theater company (including video clips) at www.silenttheatre.com/ or www.myspace.com/silenttheatre
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[30 Jul 2006|06:07am]

are there any notable uke/jazz bands that play frequently in new york city that i should know about? i'm looking specifically for that classic '20s "radio pop" (ben bernie, frankie trumbauer, and their respective orchestras), just all 'round hot stuff. though i wouldn't shy away from a jug band gig.

xposted - put_up_yer_ukes
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Promotion question for musicians... [27 Mar 2006|04:48pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

My latest musical venture, a vocals/bass/piano trio, is just starting out in our area, and I'm looking about for websites to help get our name out there and find some gigs...I've checked into www.bandorama.com, which costs nothing but doesn't seem to have a lot of selection or people hitting the site for gigs. On the other hand www.gigmasters.com seems to be FULL of musicians, and very visited, but even the most basic entry there costs over $50 per quarter (3 mo.) to keep ourselves listed. If I knew it would be something that got us regularly paying gigs, I'd think that was worth it, but since we're just starting to get on our feet, I don't know that I want to shell out that much just yet. So...for those in working bands (or working soloists) now, what websites have you used, free or paid, that have been effective? Ones that have groups for the San Francisco Bay Area would be particularly helpful.

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Trade? [25 Mar 2006|10:00pm]

Does anybody have "Whispering" Jack Smith??


Also, still wanting Fats Waller's Louisiana Fairy Tale, Rudy Vallee's Doin' The Raccoon, and Ted Lewis' Band's There's A New Day Comin'. I shouldn't forget Ford & Glenn, the Three Ginx, or Ethel Shutta.
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[06 Dec 2005|10:07pm]

hey guys.

i need some suggestions for songs to cover in my swing/jump blues band.

it needs to be something you can lindy hop/swing dance/shake your groove thang to and something that just makes you want to get up and dance around

i am the singer, so something female would be awesome although male artists are appreciated too!

for example we already are doing a few songs: reefer man, walk right in walk right out, straighten up and fly right and san antonio rose.

thanks to any help you can give and if you're interested check out my myspace music page, its not for the band i'm in, its just me :)


thanks and sorry if the myspace promoting isn't allowed, just ask and i'll delete!
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Old Crusty Christmas Music! [05 Dec 2005|07:53pm]

As promised, here is my annual Christmas jazz post. Right-click on the cute lil' candy cane to download them and enjoy!

Show me the music!Collapse )
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[29 Nov 2005|07:49pm]

taken as part of a photoshoot last sunday
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x-posted in flappers
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[14 Nov 2005|10:23am]

does anyone have an entire mp3 of savoy christmas medley by lloyd shakespeare's new piccadilly band? any other early christmas songs would be appreciated too. they seem impossible to find in mp3 form.
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A great radio show. [12 Nov 2005|05:08pm]

[ mood | copacetic ]

The Antique Phonograph Music Program which alternates with Thomas Edison's Attic is a one hour music program on wfmu.org. It plays on Tuesdays at 7pm, New York time. You can also listen to their extensive archives of the show at any time. They are in RealAudio or MP3 formats.

The show is "a collection of pop, standard, and ethnic music acoustically recorded on discs and cylinders and played on period machines circa 1895-1925." Edison's Attic features recordings from the Edison Museum's collection in East Orange, NJ.

WFMU is a nonprofit freeform radio station. I have nothing to do with them, except that I love them.

These shows are really wonderful. They often have guests bring their collections.

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[29 Sep 2005|08:26pm]

i recorded these mp3's from a few of my own 78's. they're all from about the mid to late 30's. enjoy!
connee boswell - i hear a rhapsody
connee boswell - stormy weather
connee boswell - kerry dance
connee boswell - gee! how i hate to go home alone

some other goodiesCollapse )

x-posted to my own journal.
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[26 Sep 2005|09:47pm]

does anyone have any non-crochet/knitting cloche patterns they'd be willing to scan? i'm just looking for 8x10, i can scale it up on my own.

x-posted EVERYWHERE!
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Finally! [25 Sep 2005|01:42am]

[ mood | chipper ]

I have something to contribute!

Dismuke's 1920s & 1930s Electrical Recordings

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marion harris. [24 Sep 2005|11:38pm]

you have no idea how happy i was to find this...
a literal treasure-trove of marion harris mp3s.
they even have 'jazz baby.'
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